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MP3 Garrison - Anthology

Komplettes MP3 Album von Garrison
Angegebene Spieldauer: 140:20
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 2005-12-29
Kurz-Beschreibung von CDbaby: A combination of rock, folk and blues, with a touch of pop thrown in for good measure.

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Liner notes from "Garrison Anthology":

It’s the summer of 1975. My first band, The Patron Saints, had broken up a few years earlier, after recording Fohhoh Bohob in 1969 and its follow-up The Latimer Sessions in 1971. Former Patron Saint Joe Ivins had just moved back to New York, and he and I were anxious to re-group. I happened to run into old friend Jim Behnke, a formidable guitarist and very capable keyboardist, who was looking to start something serious as well. On New Years Day, 1976, Joe lured us up to Garrison, NY, just across the Hudson River from West Point. Joe, his family, and good friend Don Kratzke had rented a great house (once used by Barbra Streisand while filming Hello Dolly) in the center of town. It had a suitably large basement for practicing and willing tenants, and cost us next to nothing; what else could you ask for?

We needed a fourth member to round out the group, so we put an ad in a local newspaper. We got a number of responses, but one really stood out. Dan Brown, not only played bass and guitar, but was a singer/songwriter as well, effectively doubling our creative output. So, sometime in the early months of 1976, after naming the band after the town we had adopted as our own, the final piece was now in place; or so we thought. Jim had to quit unexpectedly, so we were soon once again down to three looking for a fourth. We felt that we well taken care of in the guitar/bass department, so enter Chris Suchmann, the then 17-year-old keyboard wizard who became the newest member of Garrison.

When the recording bug bit again, we converted our practice area into a recording studio and laid down nine original tracks. We decided that we didn’t have enough money to actually put out an album, so we settled on a 45 RPM single instead: You Opened My Eyes b/w It’s In De Blood. Although the single received a fair amount of local airplay (it was also popular in Texas and Australia, of all places!), Garrison as we knew it then broke up in 1977. I took this opportunity to record my solo album, Modern Phonography, which contained three of the tracks we had recorded for our aborted Garrison project. CD One of this compilation contains a wide assortment of music from the early period in Garrison’s history, 1976-1978.

After a shot at resurrecting the original band, Dan and I decided to reform the group with new personnel. In January 1979, a friend turned us on to guitarist extraordinaire Roy Ellingsen, late of MCA recording artists Jericho, who happened to be between groups at the time. And, as luck and fate would have it, Dan’s brother James knew an incredible drummer: we played one song with Kevin Brennan, and that was it. A new Garrison, with a harder-edged, more contemporary sound, was born.

Eric Bergman, May, 2001

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